Fall 2020 Events

This fall, all our events and programs are online! Enjoy all the Library programs you know and love right from your home or on the go.

The home of the Chattanooga Public Library Digital Programs

The home of the Chattanooga Public Library Digital Programs

Ages 0-5

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on YouTube. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on YouTube. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on YouTube. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

Little Learners

Little brains are capable of great things! Stimulate your little ones ages 0-5 with our Little Learners videos every Tuesday on YouTube. Our children’s staff make learning fun!

Dial-a-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often.

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on YouTube. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on YouTube. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

UPDATED Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on YouTube. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

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Little Learners

Little brains are capable of great things! Stimulate your little ones ages 0-5 with our Little Learners videos every Tuesday on YouTube. Our children’s staff make learning fun!

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Dial-A-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often.

Grades K - 12

Make.Play.Read.Learn. K-12 Programs

Enjoy all our K-12 programs on YouTube! Plus, you can sign up at mprl.chattlibrary.org to earn points and badges for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Kids of all ages (that means you, adults!) are welcome to join, and no library card is required!

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Make.Play.Read.Learn. K-12 Programs

Enjoy all our K-12 programs on YouTube! Plus, you can sign up at mprl.chattlibrary.org to earn points and badges for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Kids of all ages (that means you, adults!) are welcome to join, and no library card is required!

J-YA

If you read Juvenile or Young Adult books–or know someone who does–then this podcast is for you! Each week, our t(w)een staff reviews a different book. It could be something brand new or something new to you. Either way, you’ll find something you love.

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J-YA

If you read Juvenile or Young Adult books–or know someone who does–then this podcast is for you! Each week, our t(w)een staff reviews a different book. It could be something brand new or something new to you. Either way, you’ll find something you love.

Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

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Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

Adults

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • October 20, 6:00 pm: Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • November 17, 6:00 pm: The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg
  • December 15, 6:00 pm: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Special Non-Hoopla selection)

Hoopla Club

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • October 20, 6:00 pm: Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • November 17, 6:00 pm: The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg
  • December 15, 6:00 pm: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Special Non-Hoopla selection)

Gardening 101

Every other Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has a new gardening tutorial for you on YouTube. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Gardening 101

Gardening 101

Every other Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has a new gardening tutorial for you on YouTube. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Crafting with Craft Bevvies

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, you’re invited to craft with the library over a drink or two! Visit our Facebook event page to find out this month’s seasonal craft and craft beverage, and get the link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit. Then, join us and a special guest bartender on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

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Crafting with Craft Bevvies

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, you’re invited to craft with the library over a drink or two! Visit our Facebook event page to find out this month’s seasonal craft and craft beverage, and get the link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit. Then, join us and a special guest bartender on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. When you’re ready to learn more in person or make your own recording, book a session with Sam in our professional recording studio.

Studio Tutorials

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. When you’re ready to learn more in person or make your own recording, book a session with Sam in our professional recording studio.

Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

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Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

Computer Skills

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

Dungeons and Dragons

Adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20 every other Monday at 5:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time! To sign up with Dungeon Master Courtney, email CPLDandD@gmail.com.

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20 every other Monday at 5:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time! To sign up with Dungeon Master Courtney, email CPLDandD@gmail.com.

Library Mixtape

Music lovers of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting new program called Library Mixtape. Every Thursday at 5 pm, a guest musician from either Chattanooga Symphony & Opera or SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages will be showing off a unique instrument, playing music and answering your questions. Check out our upcoming musicians, and join us over Zoom!

Upcoming Musicians

  • November 5, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Kayoko Dan, symphony conductor
  • November 12, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Matt Downer, folk musician
  • November 19, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Trinity Sharpe, saxophonist/R&B producer
  • December 3, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Dexter Bell, double bass

 

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Library Mixtape

Music lovers of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting new program called Library Mixtape. Every Thursday at 5 pm, a guest musician from either Chattanooga Symphony & Opera or SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages will be showing off a unique instrument, playing music and answering your questions. Check out our upcoming musicians, and join us over Zoom!

Upcoming Musicians

  • November 5, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Kayoko Dan, symphony conductor
  • November 12, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Matt Downer, folk musician
  • November 19, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Trinity Sharpe, saxophonist/R&B producer
  • December 3, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Dexter Bell, double bass

Historical Footsteps

Take a trip through history with your special guide, Linda Moss Mines! The official Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian, TSDAR State Historian and a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, as well as the beloved former chairwoman of the GPS history department, is joining her library friends every Tuesday at 5 pm for a virtual trip back in time! Curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend, learn and ask questions over Zoom!

Upcoming Topics

  • November 3, 5:00 pm: The Fourth Estate and John Peter Zenger
  • November 10, 5:00 pm: Standing Tall for All
  • November 17, 5:00 pm: For the People
  • November 24, 5:00 pm: Bringing History Home
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Historical Footsteps

Take a trip through history with your special guide, Linda Moss Mines! The official Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian, TSDAR State Historian and a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, as well as the beloved former chairwoman of the GPS history department, is joining her library friends every Tuesday at 5 pm for a virtual trip back in time! Curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend, learn and ask questions over Zoom!

Upcoming Topics

  • November 3, 5:00 pm: The Fourth Estate and John Peter Zenger
  • November 10, 5:00 pm: Standing Tall for All
  • November 17, 5:00 pm: For the People
  • November 24, 5:00 pm: Bringing History Home

All Ages

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on YouTube. Plus, tune the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Sew What

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on YouTube. Plus, tune the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Bedtime Stories

Every other Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Out of courtesy to publishers, these videos will only be available for 24 hours.

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Every other Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Out of courtesy to publishers, these videos will only be available for 24 hours.

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